Long Island cousins Emery Kelly, 18, and Liam Attridge, 17 — members of the pop group Forever in Your Mind — released the group’s first extended play album, or EP, on Friday.
The third member of the group is Ricky Garcia, 17, of San Antonio, who met Kelly when the two were contestants on the U.S. version of “The X Factor” and were put together by celebrity judge Simon Cowell.
The teens wrote three of the four songs: “Hurricane,” “Enough About Me” and “Compass.” The fourth song on the album is called “Whistle.” The EP can be downloaded for $3.96 from iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets, and a CD can be ordered from foreverinyourmind.com
The group has signed with Hollywood Records. “They’re there to help you make it,” Garcia says. “It makes it easier to get the music out there.”
The group also performed a mashup of five songs from Disney movies called “DC Classics Medley” to mark the 100th Disney Channel original movie, a remake of “Adventures in Babysitting.” That’s on a soundtrack called “Your Favorite Songs From 100 Disney Channel Original Movies,” released in June by Walt Disney Records.
The teens have high hopes for the future. “We’d love to tour around the world,” Kelly says.
Kelly grew up in Holbrook and Attridge grew up in Ronkonkoma; their moms are sisters. Both are now being home-schooled in Los Angeles while they pursue a musical career. Garcia also stars in the Disney TV series “Best Friends Whenever.”